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Employee’s weight loss chronicled on reality TV program

September 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Sara Murphy was tired of being overweight and unhealthy. So, she applied and was selected to be a contestant on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” and over the course of several months, she lost 136 pounds. Now an enrollment counselor at GCU, Murphy has a new look and a new outlook on life.

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Antelope Intros: Kerry Stream, Michael McCamy and Raquel Wilson

September 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features an employee who used to live on the ocean, one who loves to go to the ocean and one who has made waves by being published in a prominent publication.

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Antelope Intros: Joe Stopka, Bart Barrett

August 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The connection in this week’s edition of Antelope Intros is hockey — both new employees love the game and follow it passionately, but in different ways. And both had lots of other interesting things to say about themselves.

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New fitness schedule offers more sweat equity

August 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The new fitness schedule for the Recreation Center, which features several new classes, begins Monday and goes through Sept. 26. The reason: The Rec Center is scheduled to become the Lopes Performance Center, and some classes will move to other fitness centers on campus.

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Antelope Intros: Kirk Wessel and JoAnn Andro

August 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a couple of world travelers who went on their adventures for very different reasons — and one of them has some wild stories to tell.

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Antelope Intros: Lindsey Hamilton and Peter Johnson

August 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Both of the employees featured in this week’s Antelope Intros have interesting nicknames — and interesting stories to tell about what they do in their spare time.

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Career advice from GCU jobs chief Jacqueline Smith

August 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By GCU Career Services The best career advice Jacqueline Smith, director of career services at Grand Canyon University, offers isn’t to polish your shoes before going to a job interview or avoid crafting a resumé that’s longer than two pages. Rather, Smith’s most valuable suggestions are: Do what you love! God has a plan – follow Him, and You never know who you’re going to meet.  Always present yourself in a professional and respectful manner. People are watching you. Smith, who has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The Ohio State University, worked for more than 15 years at product development and engineering companies where she placed designers and engineers. Ten years ago, she jumped from recruiting to higher education as career services director for Brown Mackie College and was responsible for preparing graduates for the workforce. She joined GCU in 2008. “I have loved every minute of it,” said Smith, who earned an M.S. in Leadership from GCU in 2011. She believes GCU’s students and alumni are set apart from those at other universities in that they want to make a difference. “It’s not just acquiring knowledge that will make you successful, it’s the ability to incorporate our […]

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Antelope Intros: Kelsey Jahntz and Kyle Subbert

August 01, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a former staff member for a state politician and a former coach for the sons of someone very important at the University.

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Antelope Intros: Darlene Menjivar and Nick Rathbone

July 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The common thread in this week’s edition of Antelope Intros in GCU Today is dancing. One of our featured employees is serious about salsa (is that an oxymoron?), and the other just likes to twirl around the floor at various Valley clubs.

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Antelope Intros: Alena Lancour and Jimmy Bouse

July 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s edition of Antelope Intros, GCU Today features a talent acquisition coordinator who creates jewelry from fimo, and an enrollment counselor who – to our great perturbation – is a Dodgers fan.

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